I purchased two Welsh Harlequin ducklings recently. I requested for 1 female, 1 male. The woman did vent checking when I bought them but seemed a little unsure. Her son confirmed the smaller one is the male because he remember the females were much larger. I was unsure whether to get 2 females or 1 male and 1 female originally so I guess it's not a huge deal. Aside from that, mistakes happen. So I wouldn't be upset or anything if they were both females, but I just wanted to get a second opinion now that the feathers are coming in. Bare with me, because I'm no expert on ducklings. I know a fare amount about them and have done research, but I'm still in the dark on the way their feathers grow in. As the male duckling's feathers began coming in, I notice they were exactly the same coloration as the female's feathers. Is it just because of the specific feathers that are growing? Is it due to age? Or are both of my ducklings females? About 1 week ago. Today. My yard has a lot of dirt it's ugleh.